Condes de Albarei Salneval 2009
Light straw in color, the nose of this Albarino is seductive with honey, pear and tropical fruit and a slight mineral component. It is racy and zesty with citrus and floral flavors in the mouth, yet is round and soft at the same time. It matches perfectly with fresh seafood and shellfish; is an ideal accompaniment to salty, spicy Asian cuisine; and is also great on its own as a cocktail wine. Truly adventurous food lovers will amaze and inspire their friends by serving it with the unlikely, but fantastic pairing of traditional barbequed ribs with a sweet, slightly spicy tomato based sauce.
Editorial Reviews for Condes de Albarei Salneval
Dusty minerals, very clean, a touch salty with soft notes of stemmy herbs, and milky green flowers. Quince, sweet lime zest, sweet pear - lovely entry rich and concentrated with striking fruit flavors right up front backed by subtle notes of herbs and flowers all backed up with a vibrant mineral vein. This is layered and complex with a nice edge of anise accenting the taut fruit that extends through the moderate finish which end with a zesty lime peel note and lovely river stone minerality. 89pts